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Saturday, July 25, 2015
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Sexual Assault Investigation Update C15-154377 As previously released, on July 24, 2015, shortly before 2:30 a.m. the Winnipeg Police Service received the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred in the area of Niagara Street and Kingsway.
Officers met with the 19-year-old victim who advised that she had just been dropped off when an unknown male appeared and ran up to her. He then proceeded to commit a sexual assault upon her after which he fled on a bicycle.
The suspect below is described as: Caucasian male with pale skin, 25-35 years of age, 5'4" tall with a thin to medium build. He had thin lips, pointy nose and chin, dark blonde to strawberry blonde facial hair and a possible goatee. The bike is described as being a small, dark coloured BMX style.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Sex Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding this matter or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).
Public Mischief Arrest C15-154503 On July 24, 2015, shortly before 8:30 a.m. the Winnipeg Police Service received the report of a bomb threat from an individual calling from a pay phone in the area of William Avenue and Main Street. Information provided by the male caller was that a business in the downtown area was going to be 'bombed out' on the week-end. He immediately hung up and the phone was not answered upon ring back.
Officers attended to the area and spoke with witnesses who were able to describe a male who had been on the phone shortly before their arrival. A subsequent search of the area resulted in the described male being located at which time he was arrested.
Security at the business, once advised of the threat, conducted a search of their building for any suspicious items with negative results.
Michael Randolph PARKS, 64 years of Winnipeg, has been charged with Public Mischief for his alleged involvement.
He was detained in custody.
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer